Vigamox Side Effects
As with any medication, side effects are possible with Vigamox. Some of the most commonly reported problems include vision that is not as sharp, eye pain, and inflammation of the cornea. Most people are able to use the eye drops without any problems; however, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing.
Just like any medicine, Vigamox® (moxifloxacin eye drops) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Vigamox. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Vigamox has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the potential side effects were carefully documented. In these studies, the most commonly reported side effects of Vigamox (occurring in 1 to 6 percent of people) included:
- Pink eye
- Vision that is not as sharp as usual
- Dry eyes
- Inflammation of the cornea of the eye (keratitis)
- Eye pain
- Itchy eyes
- Blood spots in the eye
- Watery eyes
- Ear infection
- Sore throat
- Runny nose.
Some of these problems are also symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis, the condition Vigamox is approved to treat, and it is possible that they are not really side effects of Vigamox at all.